Located midway between Kalka and Shimla, Kasauli is a popular hilly cantonment town nestled among the Shivalik range. The hill station is in the southwestern part of Himachal on the lower edges of Himalayas. The mystical serene ambience makes Kasauli one of the prime attractions of almost every Himachal tour packages. From lofty mountains, woody forests of cedar and pine trees to the lavish Victorian buildings, Kasauli provides its tourists with an enchanting calmness. Here are some of the best attractions in Kasauli:
Gilbert Trail :
Gilbert Trail is a must visit place for the nature lovers. The beautiful 1.5 km lane is perfect for having walks. The trail will take you around 45 minutes to complete the full path. For those who love adventure, if you trek for more 300 meters after the trail ends, you will reach the end of the mountain. The spot offers a stunning view and if you are lucky, you may spot wild animals on your way.
Commonly known as Manki, Monkey Point is the highest point in Kasauli. The place is managed and maintained by the Indian Air Force. The point offers its tourist a complete view of Chandigarh region and the river Sutlej flowing through the valleys. You can also see a snow-covered peak of ‘Choor Chandni’, the highest peak of the Lower Himalayan belt. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The foot-shaped hilltop is said to be engraved with the footmarks of Lord Hanuman.
Sunset Point and Lover’s Lane
Located at the end of the upper mall road, the Sunset point attracts its visitors because of offering stunning views of the valleys during the sunset. There is a trail near to the Sunset Point known as Lover’s Lane. The lane offers some of the most serene sceneries. Kasauli has a sunrise point also called the Hawa Ghar where tourists gather to see the sunrise early in the morning. The point is located at the lower mall road in Kasauli.
Apart from this, there is a mall in Kasauli, which is the main shopping area of this region. Divided into upper and lower mall road, the mall boasts a number of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Moreover, Kasauli has some religious sites including Christ (Anglican) Church, Baptist Church, Garden of Char Minar, Krishna Bhavan Mandir, Sri Baba Balak Nath Temple, and Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanakji. So, next time when you are planning a visit to Himachal, look for those Himachal tour packages that include Kasauli as a part of their trip. Kasauli is a good getaway to soothe your nerves.